What Do You Discuss?
By Jarrod Spencer –
What have you been discussing with people this week? Maybe topics like your job, your kids, your schedule, the weather, what you like or don’t like about other people, etc. There are all kinds of things that can come up in any given conversation.
A quote caught my attention recently about what we spend our time discussing, and it caused me to think about the truth in this statement. The quote comes from an unknown author – “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
Our minds may never be great by simply discussing ideas, but by investing our time discussing events or people, we just might be limiting the potential of what is out there to discuss.
Where do your discussions usually take you? Not much of anywhere? Are you discussing ideas, events or people? Another thing to consider is this – when you are discussing ideas – are you one who tends to complain, without ever offering a solution? This habit can get you into trouble, too.
Can you bend the topic of your own discussions toward ideas that encourage and build one antoher up? What ideas can you discuss that will make a positive impact on people?
PRAYER: Father, help me to discuss things that are helpful and encouraging, rather than hurtful or discouraging.
BIBLE VERSE: “A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much” (Proverbs 20:19 NIV).